This provides the first comprehensive analysis of the concept of the 'security dilemma'. By exploring the theory and practice of the security dilemma through the prisms of fear, cooperation and trust, it considers whether the security dilemma can be mitigated or even transcended analysing a wide range of historical and contemporary cases.
KEN BOOTH is the E.H. Carr Professor in the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. He was a former Vice-Chair and Chair of the British International Studies Association, and its first President. In addition to numerous publications in the field of International Politics he is founding series editor of the Critical Security Studies Series (Lynne Rienner Publishers) and editor of International Relations. NICHOLAS WHEELER is Professor in International Politics in the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. He is also Director of the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies, a Trustee of the Welsh Centre of International Affairs, and a member of the United Nations Association of the UK's Policy Advisory Committee.
Preface.- Foreword by John H. Herz.- Introduction: What is the Security Dilemma?.- PART 1: ANARCHY.- Uncertainty.- Weapons .- Fear.- PART 2: SOCIETY.- Norms.- Regimes.- Cooperation.- PART 3: COMMUNITY.- Reform.- Transformation.- Trust.- PART 4: CONCUSION .- The Security Dilemma in the 21st Century.- Beyond the Security Dilemma.